Posted on | July 9, 2011 | 5 Comments
On Saturday morning in our house the first thing we do is head out the door for the farmer’s market to collect our CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) box. It’s always exciting to see what’s in the box. With the beginning of the season rains, the box was sparse, but now it’s filled to capacity.
Today we have lettuces (green & red), cabbage, broccoli, patty pan squash, melange of beans, basil, spinach, yellow squash, zucchini, and cucumbers. Every now and then, he’ll (the farmer) throw in fresh eggs, but none today.
I also purchased some early tomatoes from another farmer. Charlie from next door (okay, so he moved to Florida) is visiting this weekend, and when he really did live next door we always had the “battle of tomatoes.” Ours are not quite ready so I bought some very non-uniformed, homegrown-looking tomatoes. Can’t wait to slice ‘em open. Charlie will know they’re not ours:)
The cheese lady was in great spirits with fresh mozzarella. Our local grocery makes the best fresh mozzarella (daily), but I love her cheeses so I’m going to give it a try. I also grabbed my favorite Halloumi cheese. It’s a creamy, buttery grilling cheese. We’ll have it tonight with our salad, and because we’re grilling out with Charlie and friends, I also grabbed an herbed chevre as well as a lemon quark.
Don’t worry I didn’t forget the ginormous pretzels and whole wheat sourdough. Dinner tonight is 100% local and out of a box. LOL – get it. I know, I’m not funny.
While driving home, I realized I have never seen a pale farmer? Have you? Hey, what’s in your CSA box?